Canned salmon can be a beneficial addition to your diet! You might wonder how that’s possible since canned foods often get a bad rap. However, Chicken of the Sea reports, “Canned salmon is every bit as nutritious as fresh salmon. Canned salmon contains a variety of key nutrients, including protein, calcium, vitamins B & D, and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fats promote healthy brain development in babies and may lower your risk of heart disease.”

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Doesn’t that sound like good news? And not only is it healthy, but it’s also convenient. Since it’s precooked, you don’t have to worry about purchasing fresh fish, preparing it, and cooking it. You can just open the can and add it to the dish you’re making! With all of its benefits, we definitely think you should stock up some canned salmon in your pantry. Then, on days when you want something easier to make, you can refer back to these delicious recipes!

1. Mini Spicy Canned Salmon Patties

Turn your canned salmon into the most delicious appetizer around. This unique recipe tells you how to make adorable homemade salmon poppers and an accompanying lemon dill aioli sauce. With zesty hints of lemon juice, mustard, dill, cayenne pepper, and jalapenos, this recipe has an impressive amount of flavor. The salmon poppers turn out super crispy, making it hard to resist them!

2. Eggs Benedict with Canned Salmon and Herby Hollandaise

Have you ever thought about utilizing canned salmon in your eggs Benedict? It can instantly take it to the next level. Not to mention, it makes this meal even more protein-rich in addition to the eggs. Some ingredients you’ll need to make this include canned salmon, seasonings, whole eggs, egg yolks, butter, and English muffins. Assemble the benedicts with the toasted English muffins as the base, followed by the salmon, eggs, and homemade hollandaise.

3. Canned Salmon Soup (Instant Pot or Stove)

We love this recipe by Imagelicious because it’s an adaptable canned salmon soup recipe. You can either cook it on the stovetop or in your Instant Pot! This Russian cuisine recipe has carrots, potatoes, broth, canned salmon, and onions. The creator states this is a budget-friendly meal and utilizes ingredients with a long shelf life. This can benefit people who don’t have time to go to the store before dinner!

4. Salmon Egg Salad

What do you get when you make a fusion of egg and salmon salad? This delectable recipe! The salad is perfectly creamy and rich and even has some hints of tanginess. The primary components are hard-boiled eggs, canned salmon, mayo, and Dijon mustard. The fresh celery and red onions give it a nice crunch-factor. You can load this onto bread to make a classic sandwich or even an open-faced sandwich on toast.

5. Easy and Delicious Salmon Quiche Recipe

If you’ve never thought about putting salmon in your quiche, now is the time to do so! This flavor-packed recipe combines canned salmon, eggs, heavy cream, and seasonings. It has a simple foundation using a frozen deep dish pie crust and minimal ingredients. Don’t forget to include the shredded mozzarella cheese, which perfectly pairs with the eggs and salmon! This quiche takes about 45 to 50 minutes to bake.

6. Spicy Canned Salmon Rice Bowl

You’ll love this spicy salmon recipe by Skinny Taste! This is a healthy and light meal that works as either a lunch or dinner. The rice bowl utilizes brown rice, sriracha, scallions, canned salmon, and chopped cucumber. You can also add other ingredients, such as veggies or additional toppings, to upgrade it more. This is an excellent meal to make for meal prep!

7. Salmon Macaroni Salad

In this recipe, canned salmon takes a traditional macaroni salad and turns it into something much more spectacular. The recipe uses fresh celery, lemon juice, macaroni noodles, mayonnaise, and shallots. It’s incredible how you end up with such a sophisticated flavor profile by simply opening two cans of salmon and mixing them into the salad. Enjoy it as a main course or as a side!

8. Smoked Salmon Ball

Get ready to wow your guests when you make this salmon ball appetizer. This is an old-fashioned style recipe, so you can trust that it is tried and true. You only need canned red salmon, cream cheese, horseradish, liquid smoke, and onions. Of course, a dash of salt doesn’t hurt! Season it to taste until it has the right balance of flavors. Then, serve it with crackers or chips.

9. Mediterranean Salmon Salad

Say goodbye to boring salads when you make this recipe by Yummy Bowl. It’s filled with nutritious and whole ingredients such as peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and olives. The best part is using a premade salad mix and canned salmon instead of the salmon fillets to make it easier! The recipe creator notes that you should use plain canned salmon without marinade for the best results.

10. 15 Minute Salmon Burgers with Garlic Yogurt

How does a 15-minute salmon burger sound? You can make that a reality with this recipe! These wildly delicious burgers have hints of parsley, lemon juice, dill, garlic, and canned salmon. They also need eggs as a binding ingredient so the patties don’t fall apart. To serve them, you can load the patty on a toasted bun with some homemade spread made from Greek yogurt and crushed garlic.

11. Kale and Salmon Caesar Salad

This salad will surely impress you with its hearty kale, nutty parmesan, creamy Caesar dressing, canned salmon, and bow-tie pasta. It has a variety of flavors and textures that come together to make a salad worth remembering. From start to finish, it takes 25 minutes to make, and you can easily make it for meal prep as long as you store the Caesar salad dressing on the side.

12. Salmon Patties

Classic salmon patties never get old. When you want a go-to recipe that you can count on, this recipe by Noshtastic is the way to go! To make it, you’ll need canned pink salmon, fresh lemons, green onions, eggs, and mustard powder. Use salt and ground black pepper to finish the seasoning and bring it to your desired flavor. You can either shallow fry or oven-bake these patties!

13. Salmon Casserole

We love a good casserole recipe! This hearty weeknight dinner contains flavors of canned salmon, noodles, cheese, evaporated milk, and celery soup. It has a gorgeous golden-brown topping made with melted butter and crushed crackers, which turn crispy when baked. Serve this with your favorite veggies on the side, such as asparagus, green beans, or broccoli.

14. Canned Salmon Dip

Next time you host a party, you can make this dip using canned salmon, making your hosting preparation much easier. Aside from the fish, you only need cream cheese, sour cream, green onions, seasonings, and lemon juice. Although you can serve it immediately, allowing it to chill in the refrigerator first allows the flavor to marry. Dip crackers, chips, celery, or cucumbers in this salmon-packed dip.

15. 10-Minute Salmon and Rice Bowl

The Roasted Root crafted this rice bowl recipe containing canned salmon, sliced avocado, seaweed, and brown rice to give it more flavor. You can make a sauce with mayonnaise, sriracha, and coconut aminos! The recipe creator states that you can use this seaweed as sushi paper by putting this salmon mixture inside.

16. Canned Salmon Pasta

Here’s a family-friendly dinner that everyone will devour. The best part is that you can make it in less than 20 minutes! This recipe has influences from both American and British cuisines. Before making it, you’ll need to round up some canned salmon, tomatoes, parmesan, onions, and pasta. Fresh herbs give it a nice, lively flavor and upgrade its presentation!

17. Salmon Loaf

Have you ever made a salmon loaf? It contains salmon, milk, seasonings, cheese, bread crumbs, and eggs. The dish’s base and concept are similar to meatloaf except that it’s seafood! You can bake it in a loaf pan, which comes out perfectly tender. Use it as the primary ingredient for your meal and pair it with different sides for a lovely supper.

18. Best Crispy Salmon Fritters

Learn how to make delicious salmon fritters that are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside! For best results, use fresh salmon, all-purpose flour, eggs, and various seasonings. With this recipe, you will need to fry the patties in oil, making it a perfect comfort food to enjoy when you crave something indulgent.

19. Canned Salmon Chowder

This scrumptious salmon chowder recipe will come in handy on rainy days. You can either use it as an entree or a side dish, depending on how you serve it! Moreover, it only takes 20 minutes to make and requires such a short list of ingredients. For instance, you only need canned salmon, butter, milk, salt, and pepper. Of course, feel free to add other components to make it more sophisticated!

20. Salmon Cakes (with Canned Salmon)

These yummy salmon cakes serve as the perfect side dish or afternoon snack. You can dip them in a homemade accompanying sauce or use a store-bought dressing! The salmon cakes have flavors of fresh onions, canned salmon, seasoned bread crumbs, lemon, and herbs. To cook the patties, you need to pan-fry them.

21. Salmon Salad

Looking for a low-carb lunch? This recipe is the way to go! You can serve this flavorsome salmon salad on a bed of lettuce or in a sandwich. It utilizes canned salmon, crisp red onions, celery, mayo, and lemon juice. Use fresh or dried dill in combination with salt and pepper to season it to perfection. You can also switch the mayo for Greek yogurt to make it even healthier!

22. Canned Salmon Pasta

Salt & Lavender shared this recipe for a wonderful pasta dish that will impress your loved ones and have them asking for seconds! You can use pink or sockeye canned salmon with garlic, oil, lemon juice, and parsley. Although the creator used spaghetti noodles, you don’t have to. If you have another pasta shape in your pantry, you can use that instead of purchasing spaghetti.

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